Diastolic Heart Failure Treatment- Cardiology
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Diastolic heart failure affects the left ventricle of your heart by stiffening it more than usual. This stiffening can affect the pumping of blood in your heart. When the ventricle becomes stiff, less blood will be pumped out to the rest of the body.
Why is diastolic heart failure treatment required?
Cryoablation is one of the treatments for diastolic heart failure. It is required to restore normal heart functioning. The success rate of cryoablation in the treatment of diastolic heart failure is usually high.
Which doctor to consult?
Talk to a cardiologist or an electrophysiologist (EP doctor) who will explain to you about the procedure, the risks and after-care.
What to expect during diastolic heart failure treatment?
Diastolic heart failure is known to have no cure. However, specialized treatment can help patients with diastolic heart failure ease its symptoms. Treatment may also help improve heart functioning.
Lifestyle changes are one of the best factors that can help you ease your symptoms and restore normal functioning in your heart. A healthy diet that includes foods that are considered good for the heart can also help. Regular exercise may also be advised by your doctor. Maintaining a healthy weight also helps you have a healthy heart as well. Avoid smoking cigarettes and people who are smoking.
The drugs that are prescribed by your doctor should also be taken on time.
Common heart failure medications for diastolic heart failure include:
- Diuretics, which can help relieve swelling
- Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists, which are diuretics fhat will reduce extra salt and fluid in the body; however these drugs may enable the body to retain potassium
- Hypertension drugs
The complications of diastolic treatment are sometimes the result of the side effects of drugs being used as treatments. Talk to your doctor about your risks, as well as how to avoid them.
- WebMD (2019). Diastolic Heart Failure: What Is It?. Retrieved from https://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-failure/what-is-diastolic-heart-failure
- Diastolic Heart Failure Signs & Symptoms | Baptist Health. (2019). Retrieved from https://www.baptisthealth.com/pages/services/heart-care/conditions/diastolic-heart-failure.aspx